I received my negative result but will remain at home until my symptoms resolve.
Dr. Deena Hinshaw
She added that it's important for everyone to stay home if they're exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms, even if they're mild.
"Especially as we head into influenza season, we can help protect our loved ones by staying home until all our symptoms are gone," she said at the end.
As a result, Monday's press conference showed Dr. Deena Hinshaw on a big TV screen rather than in person like we're used to.
At the beginning of her remarks, Hinshaw said that she felt a sore throat on Friday, September 25. She said she will be working from home until her symptoms go away.
The Minister of Health, Tyler Shandro, also took part in the conference. He announced that over a million Albertans have been tested for COVID-19 so far — which he deems a "remarkable accomplishment for our health care system."
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To book online through AHS, all you have to do is click "book online" on the site and follow the prompts. Once you hit the landing page, you will need to fill out your personal information before selecting a time slot for your appointment.
AHS says there are longer than average wait times through 811 at present. So, if you're not a fan of sitting on hold, you can also look through Alberta's Blue Cross to see which nearby pharmacies are giving out COVID-19 vaccines. There are drop-down menus that will refine your search to link you up to the closest pharmacy near you and you can give them a call directly.
An Alberta wildfire is burning through Tomahawk, a hamlet just west of Edmonton. At 12:38 a.m. on Friday, May 7, Parkland County issued a mandatory evacuation order for all residents between Highway 22 and Range Road 63, and between Township Road 510 and 524.
Everyone is being told to leave their homes immediately and bring their pets.
"This is a very exciting day for Alberta and it arrives right when we need it the most," said Kenney in an emailed press statement. "We are battling an extremely aggressive third wave of COVID-19 and we know that vaccines are our best weapon against it. By opening bookings to everybody over 12 years of age, we are taking a huge step towards stopping the spike and hopefully putting this pandemic behind us for good."
All Albertans who are born in 1991 or before can start booking their vaccinations on Thursday, May 6, with the addition of those born from 2009 to 1992 coming up the following Monday.
Everyone who is eligible can book their mRNA vaccine, which the CDC says are the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, through Alberta Health Service's website, or by calling 811. Vaccination appointments can also be booked through participating local pharmacies, which Albertans can find through Alberta Blue Cross.